Shell Energy North America (US), L.P.
92.5 percent of contractually scheduled time (5-year average)
3 National Safety Council Awards for 2015; 26 since 2004
2014 Combined Cycle Journal honor for a "decade of excellence" in earning 19 Best Practices awards over the past 10 years
Named Voluntary Protection Program Star Worksite by Virginia Occupational Safety and Health Department
2008 Virginia Department of Education regional Creating Excellence Award
2008 Virginia Governor’s Volunteerism and Community Service Award
Named One of Six Top Gas Plants Worldwide by POWER Magazine in 2007
*Capacity at initial commissioning or upgrade
Tenaska Virginia Generating Station
Tenaska Virginia Partners, L.P. - Scottsville, Virginia
The Tenaska Virginia Generating Station near Scottsville in Fluvanna County, Virginia, is a natural gas-fueled combined-cycle generating facility developed and owned by the Tenaska Virginia Partners, L.P. Tenaska affiliates manage and operate the plant, which includes three General Electric Frame 7FA gas turbines, three heat recovery steam generators and one General Electric steam turbine. The plant has the ability to generate power using fuel oil.
The facility has a long-term energy conversion agreement with Shell Energy North America (US), L.P. (Shell) for the entire electrical production of the station, enough to power approximately 940,000 homes. The station converts fuel owned and supplied by Shell into electricity, which Shell markets throughout Virginia and the regional wholesale power market.
The plant provides 29 well-paying, full-time jobs and, in 2015, paid approximately $5.4 million in salaries and payments to local contractors and vendors. The plant is one of the county’s largest property taxpayers, providing revenue that can be used for roads, law enforcement and basic services without increasing demands for schools, roads, fire protection or other services.
In 2007, POWER magazine named Tenaska Virginia one of six model natural gas-fueled generating plants worldwide, recognizing it for its excellent operations record and good corporate citizenship.
Employees at Tenaska Virginia have achieved the nation’s highest safety designation, the Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) Star Worksite, a program administered by the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry in cooperation with the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration.